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I wanted to write my thoughts on remote working as I enter my sixth consecutive month of it. This remote working situation I am in is special because…reflection · self-care · thoughts
Bookmarklets - a cool personal dev tool
I have just found out what bookmarklets (aka favelets - a term coined by my friend Tantek back in the early 2000s) are a…create · learning · dev tips
A long, long time ago in a land before dev tools, there lived all of its predecessors. These ancestors were more basic and didn't offer the wealth of tools we e…web history
The other day I was discussing CSS custom properties with Jeremy when I noticed something. When using custom properties, some (but not all) of the custom proper…css · dev tools
What is a pandemic anyway? I mean, why did I never actually properly learn what that term meant? There have been pandemics in the past. Sure, I know that. But w…non-tech · thoughts
May the 4th be with you!
If you enjoyed that greeting you'll love the nerdy stuff that is to follow. Over one evening, I wrote down some of the CSS tips I've l…learning · css · dev tips
The goal of this post is to highlight a handful of useful HTML elements for improving a page's accessibility, and show that every developer can learn about and…html · accessibility · dev tips
Recently, I've been chatting about accessibility with two of the biggest experts on the subject. Also, the web developers I work with at N26 take accessibility …accessibility · dev tips · advice
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I was recently asked by more than one junior developer about how to progress to a mid-level developer. As a junior developer looking to m…dev tips · learning · reflection
In spoken languages, the imperative is used to express commands/give orders. This helps me remember how programming languages use the imperative.
@Sareh88 wants to set us a challenge - giving back to the web community. Can you think about the things people have done to help you? Is there a way you ca…community · reflection · codebar
I think it’s important for junior developers to learn to see the bigger picture in projects. However, this can be hard for new developers, particularly those wi…reflection
What is important to you as a developer? Over time I've found that each developer has their own ideas of how to progress in their career, where they want to foc…reflection
Last time I wrote about coding up a design, I was only two weeks into the related project. Now, it has been weeks since I finished and I am documenting the rema…design · dev tips
If you said "YES", how exciting! Well done, you :-) But wait... it's not always a bed of roses. If you've already developed a real web page from a design, maybe…design · dev tips
I recently read a blog post that grouped developers into categories depending on how long they have worked as one. I felt a little proud that I wasn't in the 0-…advice · dev tips
I visited a great place with lots of graffiti at the weekend, and decided I'd take one of my pictures from there and pixelise it - see the pixel version below a…pixel · graffiti · art
What I've written here is meant for developers but I think it could work for anyone :)
I feel like this post could be part of a series all about my experiences …dev tips · advice
This post is split into three parts. Click and choose!
Diary of my time in Scotland
Tips from speakers used in this blog post
✨ Why this conference is special …conference
One month ago, I was invited by Vanessa and Michele to speak at the JSConf EU community lounge in sunny Berlin. This was a tremendous honour - not only would I …conference · codebar
Firstly, what is pair programming? It’s two developers sitting together, usually at one computer, where one types code and the other checks the code. In essence…teamwork
I got a new camera. It's really lovely. Why do people buy cameras though? Is it to take pictures of their friends, to sit there looking pretty but gathering dus…photography
I love how photography allows you to be as creative as you like. I had some fun taking pics at Tempelhof Field today.
…photography · germany
Yes, exactly!!!!— Amber Wilson (@ambrwlsn90) April 26, 2018
Apart from code, what makes a good developer?
After a brilliant meeting with Richard, the…mentor · learning
The first unconf I’ve ever been to just wrapped up and it’s been a really great experience. Not least because of the thoughtful, kind and funny people I was luc…conference
I’ve been wanting to write about psychology for a while now. However, despite having quite a few years of formal education in it, I was unsure where to begin.
M…self-care · psychology
Wait, some people have said this. But I'd like to politely voice the opinion that they are wrong.
For almost two months, I have been working on a complex React …css
I am starting this post almost 4 months too late, but I want it here so I can be kept (at least a little) accountable for starting (and finishing!) as many book…book review
I realised I published Newbie Dev Tips nearly seven months ago. I found it super interesting to reflect on my opinions then versus now :)
If you want to get re…dev tips · advice
Today I attended the Global Diversity CFP Day – Berlin style. There were 13 amazing mentors and over 20 students – all of us hosted by the awesome Stefan Judis …workshop · public speaking
This post details how my January has gone so far, my reflections on it, and has an important message at the end.
This January is almost over! How many of you ha…self-care
(Originally published on SuperYesMore)
Your productivity is all about you.
I don’t ever like to advocate for lists like “10 ways to boost your productivity toda…reflection
Equally importantly - what are you looking for?
What people want is important. And that’s never truer for web developers and for the people who employ them.
Originally published here: #upfront conversation with Amber Wilson
A couple of months ago, I arrived in Iceland to do my first conference talk and I want to sha…public speaking
There is a room that contains all there is to know about images. The door to it is locked. Most of us have casually peered through its keyhole or witnessed ligh…learning
Darkness. A good kind. The theatre dressed in purple and black hues. The theme colours. Quite empty at first, smattered with only a few people. Organisers, spea…conference · public speaking
I watched the documentary “What the Earth” three months ago and became vegan the very next day – totally cold turkey – no meat, no milk, no cheese, no eggs, no …diet
I coached a new codebar student on HTML tonight. As she and I made our websites on owls, many tips for new developers popped into my head - in the order you see…dev tips
Where do I start? The preconceptions I had about the experience were inaccurate. I thought it’d be an absolutely great day – a day full of learning about the We…conference · public speaking
Five days ago, I gave my first speech at Toastmasters - the first out of ten outlined in the official manual.
It’s 4–6 minutes long and designed to be all about…public speaking
Today I sat with Russell Ward, technical director at The Unit. We talked about how I can get involved in the development team as part of my internship. This qui…wilt · learning
Earlier this week I attended a public speaking workshop run by Matt Matheson. There were ten people in the group. We wrote stories. We played games. We presente…public speaking · workshop
Welcome to my learning process. Today I tried learning about URLs.
1: Sizzling Intro (Overconfidence)
URLs are still a killer feature of the Web. This is what …learning
My experience of IndieWebCamp Nürnberg (check out the GIF at the end!) was complemented by Beyond Tellerrand Düsseldorf and the Evaluating Technology workshop b…workshop · indie web
What can I say? My first conference experience. Many thanks to those who made it possible - especially Joschi Kuphal. It was such a whirlwind of knowl…conference
Today I realised I wasn't adhering to a new, up-and-coming idea called 'Mobile First'...maybe you've heard of it?
Once I had written a correct media query to ad…mobile first
A little poem about HTTPS.https://t.co/kTuK3Fr8Es— CSS-Tricks
(@Real_CSS_Tricks) May 12, 2017
Sending info over the Web?
If yes it pays to us…https
Today I was lucky to attend a workshop on storytelling held by Matt.
In two short hours, we did various thought exercises, shared our tips on telling good stori…storytelling
If you went to #BrightonSEO and thought "Hey, it would be cool to speak on stage one day"... Read this! https://t.co/Xhdj2RI0w6 pic.twitter.com/8nayH2lBNs…public speaking
At Clearleft today, I ran through many new (and some familiar) things with Jeremy:
We talked about Jeremy's upcoming event - Patterns Day (check out the site, …wilt · learning
What is a cookie? If you have a sweet tooth like me you might imagine a round, freshly-baked treat containing chocolate chips:
Conversely, internet cookies (a.…learning
Inspired by David Venturi's writing, this article includes a bit about me, something about fun, and my UX curriculum. Being new to User Experience Design, I fou…ux
Amidst a learning spree on semantic HTML and the ways servers communicate with web browsers, I was introduced to 'GET' and 'POST' requests.
These are HTTP (Hype…learning
Best thing you can do for your career is to be active outside your employer. Publish, speak, build. Repeat.
Publish, speak, build. Repeat.— Rachel�…learning
Today I spent a great day at Clearleft, soaking in the lovely atmosphere, chatting with the wonderful staff. I sat down in the morning to talk with Jeremy about…learning
I was tasked by Jeremy to explore the differences between the Internet and The World Wide Web. At the start, I was hard pressed to explain them. All I knew is t…internet history
Let’s talk about podcasts. I have always liked the idea of them. Like audio books, you can take them anywhere and listen anytime. They enable you to access up-t…podcasts · learning
It was around October last year when I arrived at 68 Middle Street for a codebar session. It was the first time I had been in the building and I was immediately…mobile first
An incredible time with wonderful friends ❤
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…germany · travel